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eBook The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art ePub

by Harold Schechter

  • ISBN: 0877451931
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Harold Schechter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr; 1st edition (February 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 185
  • ePub book: 1365 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1270 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr lit docx
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 157

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With 'The Bosom Serpent', Schechter makes a perceptive contribution to the interpretation of popular culture and urban folklore. The folkloric nature of his study complements studies that focus on social criticism and the popular arts. For the student of popular culture, or those interested in this field, 'The Bosom Serpent' can serve as a fine introduction

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The Bosom Serpent fills this gap by revealing the pervasive similarities between traditional folklore motifs and our contemporary forms of amusement. By examining a variety of works and genres from classic fairy tales to supermarket tabloids, The Bosom Serpent demonstrates that today's popular art is no more (or less) than the sort of unpretentious narrative entertainment human beings have always craved-tall tales dressed up to fit the concerns of the time. Books by Harold Schechter.

1948 -. American crime writer specializing in 19th Century serial killers. The bosom serpent: folklore and popular art. He also writes historical novels featuring Edgar Allen Poe. Schechter is the father of YA novelist, Lauren Oliver.

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by. Harold Schechter. Urban folklore - United States, Popular culture - United States, Legends - United States. Peter Lang Pub. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Kahle/Austin Foundation.

In our high-tech, consumerist culture, traditional folklore has found itself revived in an electric mix of popular works from B-movies, TV shows, and superhero comics to pulp novels and supermarket tabloids. With a strong emphasis on narrative and very little reliance on aesthetics, these forms of popular entertainment have often defied analysis. The Bosom Serpent fills this gap by revealing the pervasive similarities between traditional folklore motifs and our contemporary forms of amusement. By examining a variety of works and genres from classic fairy tales to supermarket tabloids, The Bosom Serpent demonstrates that today's popular art is no more (or less) than the sort of unpretentious narrative entertainment human beings have always craved - tall tales dressed up to fit the concerns of the time.